Adnan Schanan was born in 1965 in Dikar, Iraq.
He is a member of the Iraqi union of musicians.
He studied nay at the Institute for Iraqi Music in Baghdad
and at the Academy of Fine Arts.He worked as a teacher
at the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad.
He was soloist in one of the television orchestras in
Baghdad and has accompanied almost all the well-known
musicians and singers in the Middle-East.
He performs with Ensemble Sarband since 2005.
«Die heiseren Klänge der Rohrflöte, von Adnan Schanan meisterhaft beschworen …»
Franz Szabo, Salzburger Nachrichten (Austria), April 2006